Developers planning hotel and 900-person nightclub in Midwood

Checkin’ inn: Hotel, nightclub may come to Kings Highway

Early check-in: Developers are planning to build a 10-story hotel along Kings Highway after knocking down several buildings, including this banquet hall.
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They may be inn over their head.

The city put the kibosh on a developer’s plan to build a 10-story hotel with a 900-person nightclub in a Kings Highway-adjacent section of Midwood that’s booming with development, public records show. The Department of Buildings denied a construction permit application this spring on technical grounds, and the owners could make another attempt, but it would be better if they gave up, because the area can’t handle any more big buildings, according to one local leader.

“You had four three-story buildings and two one-story buildings — now you’re making it 10-story. Imagine the amount of traffic that you’re going to get from having five, six times what you have there,” said Malcolm Newman, president of the Kings Highway Business Improvement District. “What’s that likely to do?”

Developers aim to put up a lodge with 147 rooms, along with retail, a nightclub, a synagogue, and a community facility at 1712 E. Ninth St., plans show. The building would replace the former Kings Terrace catering hall and include a rooftop terrace and bar, as well as 261 parking spaces in two separate garages, according to plans filed with the city.

The group is also looking to erect an 11-story apartment complex with 72 parking spaces, a medical office, and a community facility one block over at 1721 E. Eighth St., city records show. Developers plan to connect the two buildings at their seventh floors, according to filings. The city has yet to approve or deny that application.

Records list Z&K Realty Development in Queens as the property owner, but a representative declined to comment.

Davis Iszard from Daniel Goldner Architects, which buildings department filings list as the architect of record, also declined to comment.

Reach reporter Julianne Cuba at (718) 260–4577 or by e-mail at Follow her on Twitter @julcuba.
Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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